To Trace the Forests Wild: A Midsummer Night's Dream 2-Week Camp
In this 2-week, 10-session camp version of the "What Fools These Mortals Be" class, students will be immersed in the universe of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Completed by 3 learners
5x per week
over 2 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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William Shakespeare has been dead over 400 years, but he lives on in his work—his plays are still performed and adapted, while his sonnets are still studied and loved. Most scholars agree that A Midsummer Night’s Dream was written in 1595, the year following Romeo and Juliet, but is a very different play. For one thing, there are four couples struggling for love, with plenty of farcical mix-ups and romantic mashups. Despite much thwarting and many star-crossings, everyone ends up with the...
To love or like (or at least not fear) Shakespeare.
This is the first play I ever read, way back in 1968 (before I was even born!) My romp in the unnamed forest triggered a lifelong love of Shakespeare that was nurtured by my mother and encouraged by my own odd nature. Over the years, teaching Shakespeare's works has only deepened my passion for and understanding of these plays. Or, as a recent student explained to me, I am a Bardolator.
It is not necessary to buy (or even download) anything, but a notebook is a good idea. We will be reading the Folger Shakespeare Library text in class. However, there are many formats available for free download. This is the one we will be working from in class: https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works/a-midsummer-nights-dream/download/ If your student is a really avid Shakespeare lover, I recommend the Folger Shakespeare Library text. It costs around $7 new, but is loaded with helpful footnotes. Again, this purchase is not required. To support independent bookstores: https://bookshop.org/books/a-midsummer-night-s-dream/9780743477543 or Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-midsummer-nights-dream-folger-shakespeare-library-series-william-shakespeare/1107091518?ean=9780743477543
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Maureen TobinI Love Literature!
168 total reviews
190 completed classes
A retired English teacher, I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and a bachelor's degree in Language Arts Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I currently work as a reading and writing coach for students of all ages. (Continued below...